Greenbound Creature

In the crumbling Siluvanedenn ruins of Telardon, powerful and ancient magical energies seep from an unknown number of buried arcane treasures. These energies transform hapless creatures nearby into plantlike beings of great strength.

A greenbound creature looks much like it did before transformation, although certain changes are apparent. The creature's flesh has been replaced by pulpy wood and thickly corded creepers, and tiny branches stick out from its torso, arms, and legs. Any feathers, hair, or fur it once had have been replaced by some combination of green vines, moss, flowers, and leaves.

Greenbound creatures speak any languages they knew before transformation, although their voices are now deep and gravelly.

Creating a Greenbound Creature

A "greenbound creature" is an acquired template that can be added to any animal, fey, giant, humanoid, monstrous humanoid, or vermin (hereafter referred to as the base creature).

A greenbound creature uses all the base creature's statistics and special abilities except as noted here.

Size and Type: The creature's type changes to plant with the appropriate augmented subtype. Do not recalculate base attack bonus, base saves, or skill points. Size is unchanged.

Hit Dice: Change all current Hit Dice to d8s.

Armor Class: A greenbound creature's natural armor bonus improves by 6 over that of the base creature.

Attack: A green bound creature retains all the attacks of the base creature and also gains a slam attack if it didn't already have one. If the base creature can use weapons, the greenbound creature retains this ability. A greenbound creature fighting without weapons uses either its slam attack or its primary natural weapons (if it has any). A greenbound creature armed with a weapon uses either its slam attack or a weapon, as it desires.

Full Attack: A greenbound creature fighting with out weapons uses either its slam attack (see above) or its natural weapons (if it has any): If armed with a weapon, it usually uses the weapon as its primary attack along with a slam or other natural weapon as a natural secondary attack.

Damage: A greenbound creature has a slam attack. If the base creature does not have this attack form, use the appropriate damage value from the table below according to the greenbound creature's size. A creature that has other kinds of natural weapons retains its old damage values or uses the appropriate values from the table below, whichever is better.

SizeBase Damage

Special Attacks: A greenbound creature retains all the special attacks of the base creature and gains those described below.

Spell-Like Abilities: At will - entangle, pass without trace, speak with plants; 1/day - wall of thorns. Caster level equals greenbound creature's character level; save DC 10 + spell level + greenbound creature's Charisma modifier.

Special Qualities: A greenbound creature retains all the special qualities of the base creature and gains those described below.

Damage Reduction (Ex): A greenbound creature has damage reduction 10/magic and slashing. A greenbound creature's natural weapons are treated as magic weapons for the purpose of overcoming damage reduction.

Fast Healing (Ex): A greenbound creature heals 3 points of damage each round so long as it has at least 1 hit point. If reduced to 0 or fewer hit points in combat, it is slain.

Grapple Bonus (Ex): The thorny hooks on a greenbound creature's hands and feet grant it a +4 bonus on grapple checks.

Resistance to Cold and Electricity (Ex): A greenbound creature gains resistance 10 to cold and electricity.

Tremorsense (Ex): Greenbound creatures can automatically sense the location of anything within 60 feet that is in contact with the ground.

Abilities: Increase from the base creature as follows: Str +6, Dex +2, Con +4, Cha +4.

Skills: *A greenbound creature gains a +16 racial bonus on Hide and Move Silently checks made in forested areas.

Environment: Any forests.

Organization: Same as the base creature.

Challenge Rating: Same as the base creature +2.

Treasure: Standard

Alignment: Same as the base creature.

Advancement: By character class or as base creature.

Level Adjustment: Same as the base creature +8.

Sample Greenbound Creature: Greenbound Troll.

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